Amazing how new technologies are developed! Would you have guessed that Russia had anything to do with the development of the Internet? That computers and the name Babbage mean more than just games?
I don't know about you, but this really makes me think about the development of other technologies that we use every day.  Ever wonder how many types of technology we use today were developed by the military?  I'll bet that GPS has a pretty exciting history.
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Who knows, you could be the next Charles Babbage or Bill Gates!